John Madden Quotes


Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

Winning is a great deodorant.

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.

Some yards is better than none yards?

I’ve never eaten just a few bites of things I liked in my life.

To me, discipline in football occurs on the field, not off it.

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.

From the waist down, Earl Campbell has the biggest legs I have ever seen on a running back.

When you have great players, playing great, well that’s great football!

“I think comparisons are odious.”

The best feeling is watching a real football game, because the games they show in the movies aren’t real.

I’m sure that had I not been a coach, I would have been some form of a teacher.

If someone remembers me as a coach, they still call me ‘Coach,’ but if they know me for the video game, they just call me ‘Madden.’

If you lose your best cornerback and punter, I’d say that’s a double loss.

I would have all my offensive linemen wrestle if I could.

He got up looking out of his earhole!

Every time I go to the theater, there’s something about the atmosphere, seeing something unfold live in front of an audience, that you can’t get out of your system.

There’s a lot of letters in Ladanian Tomlinson.

 

I’d like to work with kids in special education – younger kids.

Nothing jazzes me up like football. I’ve acquired more passion of the years, not less. Not to love it wouldn’t make sense.

Usually, the team that turns the ball over less will hold on to the ball more

If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

You know, there’s a rule in sports, “Don’t do anything great if you can’t handle the congratulations.”

He would have scored a touchdown if he hadn’t been tackled right there.

Boom, boom, foom, poom! He just ran right at ’em!Boom, boom, foom, poom! He just ran right at ’em!

If the quarterback throws the ball in the endzone and the wide receiver catches it, it’s a touchdown.

“When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to.”

Well, when you’re playing good football, it’s good football and if you don’t have good football, then you’re not really playing good football.

You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.

“If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.”

“I’d like to work with kids in special education – younger kids.”

See, well ya see, the thing is, he should have caught that ball. But the ball is bigger than his hands.

“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.

The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.

“At the end of the game the team with the most points on the board is going to win.”

“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”

“If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they’ve had a bad day.”

Give something that wasn’t expected.

Playing in this nice weather really makes me remember all the times I got stung by a bee.

Knowing his coach likes him is more important to a player than anything else.

In order for this team to win the game, the quarterback has to throw the ball.

“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.”

“That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.”

“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”

“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”

The defense should be expecting a run or a pass here.

The greatest gap in sports is between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl. The winner has confetti, parades, rings, the whole thing. The loser puts his head down and goes to his house.

When its raining the field gets wet, then all of a sudden everyones running slower

 

If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.

They’ll score if they can just get into the endzone.

The best way to gain more yards is advance the ball down the field from the line of scrimmage.

Here’s a guy who can use his arms and legs at the same time.

In Oakland, Al Davis was a genius. We had Ron Wolff there, too, and he was a genius. There was no room for me to be a genius.

 

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

I always used to tell my players that we are here to win! And you know what, Al? When you don’t win, you lose.

“I get a certain feeling when I go to Lambeau field in Green Bay. Soldier field in Chicago is special to me. Those are the places that I really like. The stadiums.”

“Every time I go to the theater, there’s something about the atmosphere, seeing something unfold live in front of an audience, that you can’t get out of your system.”

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